Another draw for tourists
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Trott was retired on 101 in the clash with Haryana, while the likely seven openers for Thursday's first Test have now all made at least one half century as well.
Trott's haul marked England's fifth century in three fixtures, but the tourists weren't as deadly when their hosts headed out to bat, with opponents Haryana closing on 133-6.
Century man Trott's first-wicket stand with Nick Compton offered early promise, though the combination was abruptly broken up when Compton was caught from Sachin Rana.
Compton finished on 79, meaning he has now made three consecutive half-centuries, as he prepares to open the England attack on debut in the upcoming Test series against India.
Ian Bell was bowled by Sanjay Budhwar just two short of 50, while Samit Patel was dismissed by Budhwar on the second ball.
Matt Prior didn't fare much better, while Tim Bresnan managed two fours before becoming Budhwar's latest victim and Kevin Pietersen lasted just three balls before exiting, prompting Cook to call it a day on 254-6, giving England a lead of 441.
Nitin Saini's half-century helped spearhead Haryana's response, though the dangerous Rahual Dewan was taken for just 13.
But it was Sahin's half-century from 84 balls that would leave England with too much to do, and the game ended in a draw.